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Ugly Little Monsters, Part One is the fortieth issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic comic book series. Written by Tom Fassbender and Jim Pascoe, and illustrated by Cliff Richards, it was originally published on December 26, 2001 by Dark Horse Comics.


Buffy's mom is dead. Emotions in the Scooby gang are running high, and lots of little things are causing lots of little problems. Somehow, the fight against the forces of darkness doesn't seem so crucial, anymore. Somebody should have told that to the three deformed, green demon-children that decide to drop by Buffy's house unannounced.[1]




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Rituals and spells

Death count

  • Unidentified vampire, staked by Buffy Summers.

Behind the scenes


  • Scott Allie has described: "[Ugly Little Monsters] was partly concocted over a dinner at the San Diego Comic-Con, with Tom Fassbender, Jim Pascoe, Dave McCaig, Jeff Matsuda, and Brian Horton all present. We became fixated with the number three, leading to a three-issue story with a three-word title, Ugly Little Monsters. Interior pages had three panels, triangular compositions, and triadic color schemes. Covers featured three main characters, as well as the three little uglies."[2]
  • The photo cover features promotional pictures taken for Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 5.
  • As a cameo, Buffy reads the comic The Worst of It from the Fray series.


  • Ugly Little Monsters, Part One was the 113th best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 16,373 sales in December 2001 at comic specialty stores.[3]




  1. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer #40 Little Monsters (Part 1 of 3)". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  2. "Panel to Panel"
  3. "Top 300 Comics--December 2001". ICv2, November 28, 2001. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
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